Course offer Master Program

  Form and counterform Copyright: Friedrich

Form >< Counterform /SGD

Moulding as an experimental method between alienation and interpretation
Moulding is known as a method of reproducing models and subsequently producing things. Household articles, machine parts or food, almost everything that has a mould comes from a mould.
Reproduction as an artisan technique produces the original, the artistic unique specimen, or the edition or series. The previously created model is usually not considered the original.
However, the principle of form and counter-form can be much more: an independent artistic method of material exploration, form finding, alienation, representation, abstraction and interpretation. The method can even have destructive tendencies.

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  modell Copyright: Becker

The blind spots of models/SDG/WF

An interdisciplinary and cross-university research project, including a three-day workshop at the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe with students from Karlsruhe, Münster and Aachen. The aim of the workshop is to investigate the 'blind spots' of the models, i.e. the characteristics, perceptions, strategies and modes of meaning that have been ignored, misunderstood or undiscovered in modelling, that have been forgotten or deliberately concealed.

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  person with vr-glasses Copyright: Groninger

Visual Acts/FF

We will deal with the question to what extent pictorial actions that are processual and performative play a role in the aesthetic practice of visualizing ideas. It is about visual possibilities of expression, which we also reflect as a physical - a kinetic language.

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  Copyright: Herpell, Zekorn

We Clay!

In the SS2020, the department offers in cooperation with the Chair of Structures and Structural Design a research seminar (Forschungsfeld) on the topic of '3D-Printed Structures' with ceramics. The technical properties and possibilities of plastic ceramic materials are explored with regard to their relevance for new applications in architecture. Design experiments and optimizations, as well as the actual manufacturing process, are carried out.

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  green living color Copyright: Hensel

Colour Lab/WF

In this course we explore the sensual qualities of colour and their integration into spatio-temporal interventions. Similar to an alchemical laboratory, an experimental and application-oriented approach is taken here, which allows us to explore the properties and reactions of different processes and to record them in research journals.

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  table with tablet and tools Copyright: Neuefeind


'Reiff-Hack' is a blended learning project of the faculty and contains a collection of short practical films, so-called Life Hacks. The planned films, made by students for students, are intended to deal with manual practices of studying architecture and in particular to support the creative development of ideas.

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  Copyright: Mayr

Life Drawing - free offer

A nude model can be drawn for three hours each week. In successive exercises, proportions and anatomy of the human body, postures, movements and details can be studied on the model. At the same time, basic pictorial principles such as image composition, figure and space, and the use of different materials and mixed techniques will be practiced. Painting techniques and in particular mixed techniques can be used to extend the aspects of the depiction. In particular skin colours and shadow colours, as well as the plastic, modelling work in painting techniques will be the emphasis in the further process of the course.

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